"On the political in postdramatic theatre. A lecture by Hans-Thies Lehmann. 23.01.2013 I 18-20 Uhr I Uferstudios, Berlin."
Hans-Thies Lehmann at Ultima Academy 2013: see here.
Lehmann is one the most distinguished international theatre scholars today. His groundbreaking concept of 'postdramatic theatre' (1999; engl. 2006), which has been translated into more than ten languages. Lehman, has made a significant contribution to the study of contemporary theatre and performance practice. Other publications include Theater und Mythos (1991) on the constitution of the subject in ancient Greek tragedy, Writing the Political (2002) and, with Patrick Primavesi, Heiner Müller Handbuch (2004).Lehmann is also one of the leading international Brecht scholars, and president of the International Brecht Society, as well as a prominent expert on Brecht's disciple Heiner Müller.
Throughout his career, Lehmann has also been involved in theatre practice, working as a dramaturg for internationally renowned directors such as Peter Palitzsch, Jossi Wieler, Christof Nel, and Theodoros Terzopoulos, while also creating his own scenic projects. He was also founder of the 'Frankfurt International Summer Academy', an important international point of exchange between theory and art practice, which most famously fostered the emergence of Jacques Rancière's widely influential lecture on the 'Emancipated Spectator'.
Until 2010, Lehmann has held a Chair in Theatre Studies at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main (Germany). In the past, he has been a visiting professor at the Universities Paris III (Sorbonne), Paris VIII (St. Denis), Paris X (Nanterre), Kaunas/Lithuania, Krakow/Poland, and the University of Virginia/US.
Adapted from http://www.kent.ac.uk/arts/drama/news_items/lehmann.html.